Alaska Travel

COMMENT: A recent long weekend with few options for skiing or snowshoeing in Anchorage prompted us to make the three-hour drive south to see for ourselves how the community on Resurrection Bay is making lemonade from this lemony Alaska winter.

Erin Kirkland
OPINION: With a little imagination and the right attitude, Alaskans can pretend it's spring even in early March. The Bird-to-Gird trail is virtually ice- and snow-free, and a Homer beach walk can be inviting this time of year.Alli Harvey
The proposed ferry system cuts, which also include reducing spending on advertising, would be about $8.9 million, according to information recently provided to a House Finance subcommittee.Becky Bohrer | Associated Press
What better way to take back the night than to make a plan that actually helps you enjoy Feb. 14? Whether you’re an old married person like me, single and fabulous, single and bitter, single and sad, or going on a first date, heading outside with someone else is one of the best things you can do on Valentine’s Day.  Alli Harvey

Fairbanks, known as Alaska's “Golden Heart City,” is on display in this music video promoting the city and featuring a popular local band.

Alaska Dispatch News
From October 2012 to September 2013 – last year's tourism season -- nearly 2 million people visited Alaska, according to the Alaska Division of Economic Development.  Of those, 51 percent came to the Last Frontier aboard a cruise ship.Sean Doogan
If you’re like me, you often visit the reservations sites too late to score a good cabin. It pays to plan and, luckily, with hundreds of cabins to choose across Alaska, there are still plenty available if you book now.  Alli Harvey

With a few quick toots from the horn, this year's Alaska Railroad holiday train took off from the Anchorage depot on Saturday morning with scores of excited children and their parents in tow.

Loren Holmes

With a few quick toots from the horn, this year's Alaska Railroad holiday train took off from the Anchorage depot on Saturday morning with scores of excited children and their parents in tow.

Loren Holmes
Alyeska Resort will open a few ski and snowboard trails on the upper mountain for three days starting Friday before shutting down again to make more snow. Lift tickets will be discounted.Megan Edge